Joseph McIntosh, better known by his stage name Joe the Cabdriver, looms over the city of Grand Rapids as the authority on self-deprecation and sexual gluttony. Known for his Bukowski-esque poems on sleeping with hookers, visiting the gloryholes of the famed Cini-Minis and his troubled family life, Joe arrived on the scene of the local open mic (historically hosted at the Morningstar75 Coffeehouse) like a beached whale, yearning to be heard. The hipsters flocked 'round him and demanded he blow their minds with his tales of debauchery. The Oscar Wilde of the early aught-aught generation, if Oscar Wilde wore NASCAR t-shirts instead of tailored suits, this provacateur delighted dozens by the daily. He kept a very vivid and lurid account of all of this in his livejournal.